The company bought the first laser machine for its production in 2007. At the time, a used but fully refurbished FPL6 laser machine was acquired from Finn-Power. Laser cutting has been an essential part of the company's production ever since. 

In late 2019, discussions began about the laser machine renewal. The discussions lasted for several months until a decision was made at the end of 2020 to deliver a new Laser Genius+ machine to Mikkeli. The new machine model was raised in discussions although it had not even been officially launched at the time. A decisive factor in machine selection was among other things, the reversible layout.

“It was critically important to have a table with reversible layout”, tells CEO Pentti Hiltunen about the machine purchase process.

"The process of procurement of the machine was long and involved several machine manufacturers. We knew that Prima Power's machine is certainly fast and the software is compatible. As the machine had not yet been launched, we could not be sure of its quality. However, we took a risk and chose it,” Hiltunen says.

“The solution was influenced by our excellent experience with Prima Power's sales, trainers, maintenance and spare parts services. I have really been pleased, Prima Power has top experts at work who often exceed our expectations. It is comfortable and easy to work with such guys. That was a big selection argument”, Hiltunen continues.


New technology was available for the new Laser Genius+ machine, as well as software and nesting in Finnish.

“With the new gas mixer, we get a noticeably better speed on the aluminum cut and the edge quality of the cuttings is also high. This was very important to us because we cut aluminum approx. 50% of our production. Also, a pallet changer, which you can get on either side of the machine, was new. We already knew about the high quality of Prima Power's service, but it was important and great for us that now we were also getting the nesting and the operator interface in Finnish. The software of a few other machine manufacturers was good in itself, but we don't want to use the machine in English. Finnish language was a big advantage to us”, Hiltunen notes.


Since the machine was a full novelty, there were initially small adjustments to it, such as the first machines in the series often have. However, Prima Power offered support and assistance to bring the machine to its full operation. 

“The machine is in full operation now and we could not be more satisfied. We got the first Laser Genius+ machine in Finland to respond to all the development needs we had in production. The machine is very fast to start and we can start cutting practically immediately. This was not possible with an older C02 type laser. Laser Genius+ machine is also more accurate and significantly faster, allowing competitiveness on the subcontracting side”, Hiltunen tells. 

“The machine also fit into a tiny space whereby layout change in the hall was possible. Using the machine has been very easy, and we made significant savings when the software did not need to be updated at all”, Hiltunen states.

The machine operator, Toni Paananen, says the new machine has also brought new lessons to learn.

“For example, centering the nozzle with the camera is a great feature that saves a lot of time. The new machine is also very smooth to use, allowing practically no need for any adjustments in the settings ever again. Cutting quality is maintained and this saves time for the operator for unloading. I must say that you can’t manage by yourself with the machine when driving less than 1 mm thick materials. The nests’ cutting time is so short that the machine stands because the unloading cannot be done alone fast enough. With rush orders, we can take another man to help in order to get a new sheet just and just loaded in before the old one has been finished. You are getting sweaty at work these days, that’s not a good thing”, Paananen laughs.

We got the first Laser Genius+ machine in Finland to respond to all the development needs we had in production. The machine is very fast to start and we can start cutting practically immediately.

Pentti Hiltunen

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